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One of the hottest selling categories of Apps for smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers are those which organize your “To Do” lists.

With so many critical tasks which we must get done for work, home, family, and self, an App which organizes, manages, and reminds us of all we have to do is essential for our personal success.

I have tried numerous Get It Done task prioritization management systems from paper and pencil, to carrying a little black book, to software which syncs between all of my digital devices.  Despite meticulously entering every detail for each task and prioritizing them in a unique coded format, I achieve the same result:

Half of the tasks which I am certain I must do asap, never get done.

After a few weeks or months of changing the due date on undone tasks, I will eventually delete the task all together.  Once deleted, the stress and guilt of undone tasks slips away.

All of this leaves me wondering, “How many of the tasks on my ‘To Do’ lists are essential to my life?”  

I am afraid that the honest answer is very few!

Sarah Young advises:

Since God is everywhere at every time, ceaselessly working on your behalf … your best efforts are trusting Him and living close to Him. (1)

Invest in Him who gives you life and keeps your life.

The best way to keep life from crushing you is to live looking to God

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in 

from this time forth and forevermore. (2)

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  1. Young, Sarah (2004-10-12). Jesus Calling: Seeking Peace in His Presence (p. 70). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
  2. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Psalm 121:7–8.

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